The island of Ischia is, without a doubt, an enchanting place that combines natural beauty, historical richness and the strong influence of the world of cinema. However, among the many breathtaking views, one of the island’s most iconic destinations remains the Regina Isabella Resort, an exclusive 5-star hotel that has hosted numerous celebrities.
It all started in 1956 when editor and film producer Angelo Rizzoli decided to build a hotel complex in the charming village of Lacco Ameno d’Ischia. Fascinated by the island’s hitherto less luxurious places and thermal traditions, he expanded the historic baths and built the Regina Isabella Resort on the ancient Greco-Roman ruins. In a few years, thanks to its charm and the magic of the place, Ischia itself and the hotel became a place of attraction for the cosmopolitan social life.
Since its opening, the Regina Isabella has hosted many famous personalities from the worlds of entertainment, culture, politics and business. There are even movie icons who call this place their favorite vacation spot, namely Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, Maria Callas and Alberto Sordi. These stars have brought the happiest seasons to life at the Regina Isabella Resort, making it one of the area’s most sought-after and glamorous destinations. Not only during the golden years of Hollywood and Italian cinema, but more recently, the hotel has continued to attract celebrities from all over the world. Some of the names are: Matt Damon, Christian De Sica, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Francis Ford Coppola, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laura Pausini, Sting, Oliver Stone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Selena Gomez and Lola Ponce. The great interest from these celebrities is no doubt a testament to the impact, international and timeless appeal that the Regina Isabella Resort still has today.
In terms of location, the resort enjoys a privileged location right on the seafront, in a quiet cove surrounded by rocky shores and lush Mediterranean vegetation. Thus, this strategic location makes it easily accessible. Not only comfort and nature, but also history: the hotel’s main entrance overlooks the impressive Piazza Santa Restituta, famous for the church of the same name, and is located close to the Archaeological Museum and characteristic antique shops and boutiques.
The island of Ischia itself offers breathtaking landscapes and thermal springs, elements that caught the attention of founder Angelo Rizzoli, prompting him to choose this place among many. He himself, who founded the famous and eponymous publishing house, in order to then also devote himself to cinema, was a producer Don Camillo And him Sweet life AND 8½ according to Fellini, from Milan, he fell in love with this place and saw everything that it could give.
Thanks to his vision, today the Regina Isabella Resort of Ischia continues to be a desirable destination for those seeking a holiday of comfort and elegance. Its unique location, the natural beauty of the island and the attractiveness of the resorts make it an unforgettable experience for anyone who decides to visit this Mediterranean paradise.